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  • The 787 Grounding Puts Cities in Costly Holding Pattern Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:58 AM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    Almost three weeks since the FAA grounded the 787 Dreamliner, several U.S. cities are facing a frustrating wait for the plane to get back in the air. Due to the grounding, the financial impact of the delayed service could be substantial.

  • ANA Cancels All Dreamliner Flights for February Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    All Nippon AIrways on Wednesday canceled all remaining Boeing 787 flights until the end of February.

  • ANA in Talks With Boeing to Speed Up 777 Jet Deliveries Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    Japan's All Nippon Airways is in talks with U.S. aircraft maker Boeing to speed up the delivery of three 777 jetliners as its fleet of 787 Dreamliner airplanes remains grounded with undiagnosed battery problems, the Nikkei newspaper said on Sunday.

  • Conservative Economist Against Spending Cuts Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:31 PM ET
    Conservative Economist Against Spending Cuts

    John Makin, AEI Resident Scholar and noted "conservative" economist explains why he thinks spending cuts could make the debt crisis even worse than it is: and Lindsey Piegza, FTN Financial economist, shares her opinions.

  • Boeing Profit Beats; 'No Impact' From 787 Grounding Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    Boeing reported earnings that beat expectations, and said its 2013 forecast "assumes no significant financial impact" from the grounding of its 787 passenger jet.

  • Does Boeing's Earnings Beat Matter? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
    Does Boeing's Earnings Beat Matter?

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau; Howard Rubel, Jefferies; and Robert Spingarn, Credit Suisse, discuss the impact of the Dreamliner's battery problems on the company's bottom line, and take a look at 2013 guidance.

  • Boeing Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    Boeing Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down the fourth quarter numbers on the aerospace giant; reporting EPS of $1.28 vs. $1.19 estimates, on revenues of $22.3 billion.

  • Financial Liabilities Will 'Pile Up' on Boeing: Expert Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:40 AM ET
    Financial Liabilities Will 'Pile Up' on Boeing: Expert

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports there is more turbulence ahead for the aerospace giant as an investigation into its 787 battery problem continues. And, Michael Boyd, The Boyd Group chairman, weighs in.

  • Honeywell Profit, Revenue Better Than Expected Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    David Cote, Honeywell International Chairman and CEO.

    Honeywell posted earnings and revenue a shade above expectations.

  • Brace for Prolonged Grounding of Dreamliner Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • 'Never Say Never' on Bag Fees: Southwest CEO Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:27 AM ET
    File photo of Southwest Airlines planes

    Southwest Airlines could change its policy of not charging baggage fees at some point, CEO Gary Kelly said on CNBC.

  • Large Restructuring Charge Dents United Tech Earnings Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:54 AM ET
    United Technologies

    United Technologies reported earnings Wednesday that topped expectations, but profit declined amid large restructuring charges that saw the company close its largest-ever acquisition and sell several small units.

  • The Lockheed Martin Corp. facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Defense shares have continued to be positive going into earnings season (Boeing aside due to 787 problems), even though most analysts believe earnings will be lower than a year ago.

  • Boeing Turbulence: Fix In Sight? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:11 PM ET
    Boeing Turbulence: Fix In Sight?

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau says Boeing has experienced PR trouble before in regards to the Dreamliner, and is extremely focused on getting it resolved; and Cai Von-Rumohr, Cowen & Co. and Michael Lewis, The Silverline Group.

  • Potential Cost of Boeing's Nightmare Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 2:13 PM ET
    Potential Cost of Boeing's Nightmare

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Neal Dihora, Morningstar equity analyst, discuss the impact the FAA investigation into Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is having on its stock.

  • Boeing Closer to an Answer, Not to Getting Back in Air Saturday, 19 Jan 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    A Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner airplane for All Nippon Airways

    It is possible that the Dreamliner’s batteries were overcharged, but to lift a grounding order, Boeing must demonstrate that it can prevent similar episodes from happening.

  • Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood is making it clear the Federal Aviation Administration will not rush to lift the grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

  • Boeing Nightmare: Buying Opportunity? Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    Boeing Nightmare: Buying Opportunity?

    Dissecting the day's market action, with the Fast Money traders; and the FAA is investigating Boeing's Dreamliner after multiple safety issues were reported, and Yair Reiner, analyst at Oppenheimer discusses how to trade the news.

  • Boeing Could Be in 'Deep Flavored Yogurt:' Expert Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:57 AM ET
    787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) stands on the tarmac after making an emergency landing in Takamatsu, Japan.

    Boeing have serious problems, aviation expert Michael Boyd told CNBC on Thursday, if the 787 battery problem is a "design flaw."

  • Airbus Beaten by Boeing as Orders Plunge Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:50 AM ET
    The Airbus Tianjin factory in Tianjin, northern China.

    Europe's Airbus posted a 43 percent drop in orders and surrendered its crown as the world's largest planemaker to Boeing last year, but predicted improvements in both orders and deliveries for 2013 as airlines seek to reduce fuel costs.

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  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens

    A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • Is the Defense Sector the New 'Girls Club?'

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.